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Spokane Ordinance Guarantees "Right to Air Conditioning"
Spokane Ordinance Guarantees "Right to Air Conditioning"

Spokane landlords will no longer have the authority to prohibit tenants from installing air conditioners following a unanimous vote by the Spokane City Council on Monday. The ordinance, introduced by Councilwoman Kitty Klitzke in May, goes into effect in mid-July, coinciding with the anticipated... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted06/19/2024


Embracing Inclusivity: Pride Place and the LGBTQ+ Senior Community
Embracing Inclusivity: Pride Place and the LGBTQ+ Senior Community

Living in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Seattle, we often take pride in our reputation as a beacon of progress and acceptance, especially concerning social issues. However, it's crucial to acknowledge that the journey towards inclusivity, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community, has and... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted06/18/2024


King County Makes Rule Change to Address Behavior Issues
King County Makes Rule Change to Address Behavior Issues

On Wednesday, May 29, the King County Superior Court adopted an emergency amendment, effective immediately, to LCR 40.1(b)(1)(L), for unlawful detainer actions where noncompliance by the defendant is alleged to... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/18/2024


Virtual Legal Symposium - Another Success
Virtual Legal Symposium - Another Success

From May 21-23, WMFHA staff, members and colleagues gathered for the Virtual Legal Symposium. This event is an annual education opportunity that highlights best practices in the legal area of our industry. From the unlawful detainer process to tenant screening, legal notices to tenant... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/18/2024


Court of Appeals Opinion May Affect Stipulated Agreements
Court of Appeals Opinion May Affect Stipulated Agreements

On Wednesday, June 12, Division II of the Washington Court of Appeals published an opinion that will affect stipulated landlord/tenant agreements in Division II, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/18/2024


Business Community Hosts Tanya Woo Reception
Business Community Hosts Tanya Woo Reception

On June 6, prominent leaders in the Seattle business community gathered at the AGC building in South Lake Union for a reception to meet and support Seattle City Council member Tanya Woo. As an at-large member, representing all of Seattle, CM Woo is an important part of the new council majority... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/18/2024


NTK - Division II Court Of Appeals Decision Princeton V. Allen
NTK - Division II Court Of Appeals Decision Princeton V. Allen

96 *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Stipulated Agreement Opinion On Wednesday, June 12, Division II of the Washington Court of Appeals published an opinion that will affect stipulated... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/12/2024


King County Unlawful Detainer Action Court Rule Change
King County Unlawful Detainer Action Court Rule Change

On Wednesday, May 29, the King County Superior Court adopted an emergency amendment, effective immediately, to LCR 40.1(b)(1)(L), for unlawful detainer actions where noncompliance by the defendant is alleged to... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/31/2024


WMFHA Joins Fellow Business and Real Estate Professionals for WREC Meeting
WMFHA Joins Fellow Business and Real Estate Professionals for WREC Meeting

The WMFHA GA team recently participated in the bi-annual Washington Real Estate Coalition (WREC) meeting in Renton. WREC is made up of real estate trade associations, industry lobbyists and interested small business representatives. The group met to discuss a recap of the 2024 legislative session... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


ADUs, Pragmatic Seattle & Grassroots Advocacy…Oh My!
ADUs, Pragmatic Seattle & Grassroots Advocacy…Oh My!

At the May Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting members discussed ADUs on multi-family 0roperties, a Seattle initiative to bring balance back to the city and NAA grassroots advocacy. In 2023, the legislature passed HB 1110, the middle housing bill, which was intended to be a step towards... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


Awful Unlawful Detainer, the Process in King County
Awful Unlawful Detainer, the Process in King County

A group of multi-family and commercial property managers, developers, owners, real estate agents, association staff and other stakeholders recently met to discuss the challenges of rental housing and policies in City of Seattle and the awful unlawful detainer process in the King County court... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


WFHA Hosts Spokane Tenant Protection Roundtable
WFHA Hosts Spokane Tenant Protection Roundtable

WMFHA staff and GAC member Mack Mayo, Paine Hamblen LLP, recently hosted a Spokane Tenant Protections Roundtable to educate members on the tenant protections passed in 2023 and the disjointed implementation by the city. Although in effect since mid-2023, some principal parts of the required... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024